SDGs
October 3, 2019
Diane D'Arras – The Future from IWA on Vimeo. President of the International Water Association, Diane D’Arras, outlines the main actors and axes that can determine the water-wise status of a city. She states that ...
September 11, 2019
On the initiative Berlin’s water utility Berliner Wasserbetriebe and the Berlin Center of Competence for Water (KWB), the City of Berlin has now endorsed the IWA principles on Water-wise Cities. At the opening ceremony of the In...
August 20, 2019
Drainage channels built in early years in Hong Kong were designed primarily for flood protection purpose with less considerations on environmental protection or ecological conservation. To address the impacts of global climate cha...
June 11, 2019
IWA President, Diane d’Arras, jury of the FAMAE PRECIOUS WATER competition, unboxes the winner Hydrao shower head. The FAMAE Foundation launched the PRECIOUS WATER competition in order to support international innovation to ...
April 4, 2019
Change is all around us. Climate change, population growth, urbanisation and resource depletion are the major global challenges facing humankind, and these issues are all most prevalent in our cities. With one in four large cities...
Our grandparents focused their lives on making sure they had enough to live; our parents had the chance to start their lives with not much, and grow into a more and more comfortable life; we’re lucky to have been born to a comfo...
March 20, 2019
Leaving No One Behind This year, the UN’s World Water Day on 22 March 2019 theme is “Leaving no one behind”, considering groups whose access to water and sanitation may be overlooked and working to break down barr...
March 3, 2019
Gavà becomes the first city in Spain, and number thirty in the world, to take the first step to become a water-wise city. The signing of the Principles for Water-Wise Cities of the International Water Association (IWA) places Gav...
January 17, 2019
Overview – the Basin-Connected Cities Forum The Basin-Connected Cities Forum followed the launch of the Action Agenda for Basin-Connected Cities which aims to influence and activates urban stakeholders to protect and inv...
December 6, 2018
 More than 80% of wastewater’s released without treatment to the environment  China water utilities are eager to embrace new technologies for wastewater treatment to serve the increasing freshwater demand IWA was center st...